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Textron Avionics & Electrical Systems Engineer - Sr/Specialist in Wichita, Kansas

Avionics & Electrical Systems Engineer - Sr/Specialist

Textron Aviation has been inspiring the journey of flight for nine decades and continues to be the global leader by equipping customers with smart solutions for every circumstance, every mission. We are passionate advocates of aviation, providing aircraft that save time and empower people with the freedom of flight. With functions ranging from Communications, Engineering, Finance, Flight Operations, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Maintenance, Marketing, Sales, and, more - you’ll have opportunities to try new fields, learn new skills and knowledge, stretch your abilities and build your career. We provide resources to empower your journey. Your success is our success.


Position is preferred to be onsite in Wichita, KS


The Avionics and Electrical Systems engineer is involved in all aspects of our product development pipeline for piston, turboprop, and jet aircraft. From continued field support of legacy jets to on-going line support, new product development, and aftermarket product enhancements. Their emphasis is on ensuring that the avionics and electrical systems on the aircraft provide the required and desired functions, meet the highest standard of safety, and meet customer reliability expectations. We are accepting applications of all experience levels meeting the minimum requirement.


  • Prepare wiring diagrams and harness assembly preparation using computer-based design software (Mentor Graphics).

  • Assist in writing test plans, conformity requests, functional tests, and compliance reports.

  • Prepare functional test documents for avionics and electrical systems

  • Assist in production and field support including design evaluations, troubleshooting, and root-cause and corrective action analyses.

  • Work alongside other organizations from engineering, customer service, ISC, flight test, and airworthiness to support a broad range of projects by providing your technical expertise.

  • Perform advanced electrical and avionics design and integration analysis requiring frequent application of electrical engineering principles.

  • Prepare certification documentation including certification plans, ground and flight test plans and certification reports showing avionics and electrical systems compliance with 14 CFR Part 23/25

  • Evaluate and analyze avionics and electrical system design for completion of function hazard assessments and system safety assessments

  • Support FAA and foreign authorities in technical discussions on certification issues.

  • Involvement in root cause analysis of complex failures to improve aircraft reliability. Including support of accident investigations.

  • Participate in the development and improvement of the team’s processes and tools



  • Bachelor’s Degree required in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering, or other related Engineering fields


  • Experience with avionics and electrical system design to the requirements of CFR 14 Part 23 is desired.

  • Experience with computer-aided wiring diagram and harnessing software is desired. Mentor Graphics is preferred.

  • Experience with electrical wiring, harnessing, and manufacturing is strongly desired.

  • Strong computer, written and verbal communication skills required.

  • Time management skills are required to work multiple concurrent projects of various size and scope.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint are required, Visio experience is desired.

  • Design knowledge of electrical bonding criteria, thermal cooling requirements for electronic equipment, EMI shielding, and High Intensity Radiated Fields (HIRF) / Indirect Effects of Lightning (IEL) installation criteria is considered a plus

Take your career higher at Textron Aviation:

  • Competitive starting salaries with growth potential

  • Health benefits beginning day one

  • Tuition assistance and continuing education programs

  • Paid holidays

  • Relocation assistance (terms and conditions apply)

  • Flight training courses and bonuses (terms and conditions apply)

Come feel the pride.

Textron Aviation Inc. must comply with U.S. export control laws.  If a position requires access to information controlled under U.S. regulations applicant must be eligible to meet any requirements to access controlled information.

This role is eligible for a $5,000 (pre-tax) sign-on bonus. Terms & conditions apply. The Company reserves the right to amend or suspend this program at any time.

Kansas Tax Credit:

Join Textron Aviation’s Kansas team and you may be eligible for a $5,000 state of Kansas Aviation tax credit for up to five years. Visit https://www.aircapitaloftheworld.com/taxcredits for more information on the tax credit.

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job: Engineering
Primary Location: US-Kansas-Wichita
Recruiting Company: Textron Aviation
Schedule: Full-time
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Shift: First Shift
Job Posting: 10/10/2023, 3:05:26 PM
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 318272